New Book BA to Boardroom with No BS, Skills for Life Provides Much-Needed Career Advice for Today's Worker Skill development, not just knowledge, vital to moving up workplace ladder, says author Christopher Wilson

BOSTON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released book, BA to Boardroom with No BS, Skills for Life, the idea that building proficiency in skills being equally important to building technical expertise is explored. Using experiences and stories from over 30 years in the financial services world with companies such as Fidelity and Bank of America, and many years as a CEO, liberal arts graduate Christopher Wilson presents practical and pragmatic advice for graduates entering the workforce, and those re-entering the workforce, on how to build their leadership skills to drive career success.


"One common challenge for today's worker is how to drive personal improvement quickly to achieve greater career success. Our new global workforce makes personal differentiation challenging for people and those of us who have experienced career success need to find ways to share our learnings in an approachable way," says Wilson.

With so many people struggling to find a place in the ever-changing workforce, developing a deep set of skills that are transferable between many different careers is a major way for people to offset the uncertainty they face and drive their career growth.

Wilson's unique brand of no-nonsense advice is based on the premise that, while knowledge is important in any job, skills are what ultimately move people forward and enable them to climb the workplace ladder. To illustrate this point, Wilson compares the accumulation of job skills to the act of filling a toolbox with tools. With each new tool added to the box, one becomes more equipped to build a better outcome, more mindful of the results each tool produces, and more capable of choosing, and effectively using, the right tools for the right job. There is a process for learning skills outlined in the book as well as details for over 40 skills.

"This is one of those essential life guides that everyone should have, not to sit on the (actual and virtual) bookshelf, but to return to over and over. How to think through life's choices, how to remember what matters, how to ask the right questions, and how to say what needs to be said...This is really for anybody who wants to think carefully about how to take charge of life's transitions," states Paul F. Levy, former CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and author of Goal Play!.

College graduates, parents and grandparents of graduates and anyone entering the workforce or taking on larger management responsibility can benefit from this approach. We all need to improve America's ability to compete globally and this is one approach to doing just that. The book is available through Amazon, book retailers, and

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